I love this remake. I'm not a huge Metallica fan, but I really enjoy the S&M double CD. If you have never heard it, you need to check it out at least once. There's just something about the juxtaposition of heavy metal over the philharmonic that I absolutely love.
To really get the full effect of this video, however, you really need to go to Metallica's site and watch the uncensored version. One of very few music videos I really enjoy.
Update: Ah, what the hell. Let's continue the cover theme. Below you find some of my favorite covers of 80s songs.
I'm not a big fan of Marylin Manson, but I love this cover of Tainted Love. I mean, really, how many of you ever saw this coming? Not me.
Alien Ant Farm covering Smooth Criminal. A few years ago this song was everywhere. I think the video amuses me more than I love their actual cover of the song, but it's catchy.
The last one has embedding disabled, which really pisses me off, but I enjoy the video. Again, it's a few years old, and technically it's not a cover, but it's my blog and I can do what I want. Bowling for Soup - 1985. The song is original, but they dress like bands from the 80s and it absolutely cracks me up. Especially the 400 pound Tommy Lee look-a-like. Plus, the mom dancing on the hood of the car is hot.